Player One Artemis-M Pro (IMX492) USB3.0 Mono Cooled Camera - Open Box

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Power supply is not include in camera package, high quality 12V 5A power supply link:

Drivers and softwares download:

Manuals download:

Artemis-M Pro KIT setup tutorial (Demo with Poseidon-M Pro):


New Cutting-edge Design

Polygon like regular hexagon is very Player One, the DSO cooled cameras we want to make it more beautiful and practical. After a lot of trying, we fix the final style, which uses a scientific and technological octagon to construct the main body line and 4 sides are cambered surface, supplemented by round chamfers to achieve both rigidity and flexibility. The front piece is round to avoid diffraction on RASA. The positive red, which is like a summer fire, is matched with the low-key and steady black, and the super-fine frosting process on the entire surface makes the camera look luxurious and cool, and keep Player One style.

Artemis-M Pro (IMX492) cooled camera is developed by Player One Astronomy, it’s design for advanced DSO imaging. it adopts Sony IMX492 4/3″ format monochrome sensor. The 2.315um pixel size accommodates a well depth of 18.6Ke with a total of 47MP  (the resolution is 8288*5648), and the diagonal is 23.2mm.


Rear Adjustment 4 Point Sensor Tilt Plate

When taking deepsky objects, using sensor tilt plate can get a much smaller field curvature of the telescope. We adopts rear Adjustment and 4 point tilt plate, it has a lot advantages in usage.

4 Point adjustment is easier to know which corner is needed to adjust. The built-in high-density sponge shading pad can block the light from the side slits without any side leakage.


Deep Cooling

Player One cooled camera series use 2 Stage TEC Cooling unit, after improved the structure design to reject the heat back to camera chamber, Camera Delta-T can reach over 40℃.


512MB DDR3 Cache

As an improvement, DDR3 cache in cooled cameras are increased to 512MB. It helps stabilize and secure data transmission, it effectively avoids frame dropping and greatly reduces readout noise.

With the DDR3 cache, the camera does not have high demands on computing needs any longer, it will still has excellent performance even if it is connected to a USB 2.0 port.


STARVIS Technology

Artemis-M Pro (IMX492) cooled camera based on Sony STARVIS technology, it is back-illuminated pixel technology used in CMOS image sensors.


4/3″ Format

Artemis-M Pro cooled camera has 4/3″ format (19.2mm*13mm), this size is very popular for DSO imaging.


Pixel BIN mode

IMX492 sensor has native 47 Mega pixel, no need to unlock anything and don’t need any technology to do that. After you know this, following description will be very easy to understand.

12bit depth: IMX492 has 12bit on-chip ADC. When use BIN1 mode, IMX492 has 47Mega pixels, pixel size is 2.315um, and bit depth is 12bit (4096 levels).

14bit depth: When use hardware BIN2 mode, IMX492 will has 11.7Mega pixels, pixel size is 4.63um, and bit depth extend to 14bit (16384 levels) .

BIN1 and BIN2 also will cause the full well, FPS and readout noise be changed.

Software BIN support BIN3 and BIN4 mode (and we provide Sum BIN and Average BIN), hardware BIN only has BIN2 mode (Average BIN).

*Sum BIN: Sum the values of original pixels

*Average BIN: Calculate Average value of original pixels


Type-C Data port and Power port

Back piece of cooled camera has 2 Type-C data port and 12V DC 5.5×2.1mm power port.

Main data port support USB3.0 protocol, the camera can run 8fps under RAW8 mode. Type-C port is easier to plug in when assemble the imaging equipment in night.

When recording images, since the actual writing speed will be affected by the writing speed of the hard disk itself, when the hard disk writing speed is slow, the recording may not reach the theoretical speed. It is recommended that you use a high-quality solid state drive to record data to give full play to the performance of the camera.

The camera has 12V DC5.5*2.1mm port to provide enough power to TEC cooling system. If you don’t need to power up cooling, only need to connect the main Type-C port, the camera will works as a uncooled camera.


Standard Cable Usage 

Cooling System and Anti-Dew Heater

In ASCOM window, we provide 3 adjustable parameters: Target temperature, Fan Speed and Anti-Dew power.

Standard Delta-T: 40℃ (±2℃) , when ambient temp 30℃, fan speed 100%, dew heater 10%.

Recommend Delta-T settings: 35℃ below ambient, fan speed 70%, dew heater 10%, power consumption 40- 60%.

The rotation speed of cooling fan is also adjustable, the default value is 70% speed.

Dew problem is the biggest enemy in astro imaging, the camera integrated anti-dew heater in front of the camera. The heat power is adjustable.


Overvoltage and overcurrent protection mechanism

Player One cameras produced by us ensures the safety of your camera and other equipment through overvoltage and overcurrent protection mechanisms.



Hardware BIN2 mode:

At gain=0, the camera has 13 stops dynamic range and 65.8Ke full well capacity, readout noise is 7.8e.

HCG open at gain=120, the camera has 12.97 stops dynamic range and 14.5Ke full well, readout noise drop to only 1.8e.

BIN1 mode

in BIN1 mode, Artemis-M PRO start with Gain 110. (If use set gain value < 110, the camera will use gain 110 instead of it)


Frame rate

Under RAW8 mode, Artemis-M Pro cooled camera can run 33FPS @ Hardware BIN2 mode and 8FPS @BIN1 mode. That’s much faster than existing models on market.


Readout Noise

Regarding readout noise, we solemnly promise that all values are obtained from actual tests.  And for users, you could use Sharpcap 4 for testing. SC4 has a function called Sensor Analysis, provide a very simple way to test readout noise.

We wrote a tutorial on our website:

If you are interested in readout noise testing, you may try it yourself, which is very simple.


Dark Frame

Artemis-M PRO camera has amp-glow. In BIN2 mode or using higher gain the amp-glow will be more obvious. Please notice this before you buy the camera. We provide 2 original dark frame of Artemis-M PRO camera.


Dark frame 1: BIN1, Gain=110, offset=5, exposure=300s, Temp=-10℃

STF auto-Stretch in Pixinsight 1.86


Dark frame 2: BIN2 mode, Gain=110, offset=5, exposure=300s, Temp=-10℃

STF auto-Stretch in Pixinsight 1.86


Dark Current

The dark current is only 0.0004 e/s/pix at -20℃, and 0.0021e/s/pix at 0℃. In entire curve, dark current is almost like a straight a line, which can prove that Artemis camera has very good quality.


Mechanical Drawing

BFL Solutions

 California Residents: Please check Proposition 65 Warning Website about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.


New SONY IMX492 4/3" CMOS (mono)



Total Pixels

47 Mega Pixels

Max Resolution

8288×5648 @bin1
4144×2824 @bin2

Pixel Size


Chip Size


Frame Rate

33FPS@BIN2 (10bit)


Rolling shutter

Exposure Range


Readout Noise

7.7-1.46e @bin1
7.8-1.2e @bin2

Full Well

18.6Ke @bin1
65.8Ke @bin2

QE Peak



12bit @bin1
14bit @bin2

Cooling Syetem

High quality 2 stage TEC cooling Componet

Cooler Power Consumption

12V – 3A Max

Delta T

40℃ ± 2℃ (below ambient)

Working Temperature and Humidity

Working Temperature: -10°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 0%—80%

Protective Window

D46*2MM High Quality AR Plus (Anti Reflection) Multi-Layer Coating

Data Port

Type-C USB3.0/USB2.0


M48X0.75, 2", 1.25"

Back Focal Length

17.5mm, 12.5mm( without sensor tilt plate)





Resolution and FPS

Under USB3.0 mode
Resolution 10bit ADC 16bit ADC
8288×5648 8FPS 4FPS
More resolution options could be setup in capture softewares!

Artemis-M Purchase Options

Camera, Camera + Phoenix Wheel 7×36 + FHD-OAG MAX




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